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Grateful Dead Live at Long Beach Arena on 1981-08-28

Topics Matrix, PainoMan

Set 1

Jack Straw
They Love Each Other
Me And My Uncle ->
Big River
Althea ->
Little Red Rooster
Brown Eyed Women ->
Let It Grow ->
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider

Set 2

Shakedown Street ->
Lost Sailor ->
Saint Of Circumstance ->
The Wheel ->
Jam ->
Never Trust A Woman ->
Jam ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Truckin' ->
Wharf Rat ->
Sugar Magnolia

U.S. Blues

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Long Beach Arena
Location Long Beach, CA


Matrix Mix

SBD Source: SBD>?>CD>WAV (100%)
AUD Source: MAC>DAT>CD>WAV (50%)
2008 Update: Encore Source: Barry Glassberg's master audience recording (shnid=91231).


Reviewer: Tiger Wolf - - October 15, 2012
Subject: good lord
Show is ridiculously good. Not much else to add.
Reviewer: erik65 - - August 29, 2011
Subject: there is an upgrade to this
listed as simply "Live Concert," notes say: SBD>?>CD; w/ patches from AUD>MC>DAT>CD; upgrade to previous Paino seed; via Willy; Chris Cantergiani...

I also listened to the Charlie Miller sbd./aud patch version tonight (what else are u gonna do during a hurricane, but thoroughly enjoy a classic dead show?) I think this matrix is a step up from that, but the upgrade is probably what you want.

Happy 30th anniversary.
Reviewer: Augy - - July 6, 2011
Subject: I endorse Ron!
Even though I was taping with a buddy from Atalanta with four mic's I knew Ron Elner formerly from Hollywood; (with kind of a big ego but he did teach me a thing or two).(Hey Ron are you still in New York? It's Ray from Redondo Beach) and his superb technique!
Not to mention the bands superb technique and a non-stop second set!!

San Diego
Reviewer: utopian - - March 7, 2010
Subject: Sbd?
Sounds like it's leaning more in the audience direction of mix
Reviewer: billydlions - - March 6, 2010
Subject: Classic show from a great year
Sometimes I wonder why a matrix is made when there is a good soundboard available. After one listen to this show my question was answered: The sound here clearly blows away the soundboard! I've always loved this show for all the reasons mentioned in the other reviews and now this matrix just made it even better. When paired with the show on the 27th we have one of the finest 2 show runs in the 80's. A great Road Trips release for the future?
Reviewer: garp6600 - - December 27, 2008
Subject: nice
This is why we love these guys. The 2nd Set is one of my personal favorites of all time especially the shakedown!
Jerry and Brent are like Miles and Herbie Hancock on Miles' Nefertiti LP' - in total sync.
Kudos to Dan Healy on this remarkable mix onstage!
I've heard the soundboard of this show before and its flawless. Nevertheless; this audience recording is just as good and shows the skills that Dan ripped on this night. The mix during the 2nd set is like truly the 7th member of the band.
(Check out The Wheel transition too.... amazing!)
Reviewer: aegert - - September 25, 2008
Subject: Ron Ellner's Master
Hey :

2008 Update: Encore Source: Barry Glassberg's master audience recording (shnid=91231).

That is Ron Ellner's Master Not Barry's. Barry just had them and gave them to us...
Reviewer: wolfmanjack - - September 19, 2008
Subject: Lovin the New Wave of Matrix's
Another fine addition to the MTX revolution. Thank You.

This is a definitive upgrade to the SBD and MOTB choices.

I had the SBD of the 2nd set for years back in the mid 80's. Always I loved this second set The Wheel > NTAW is some fantastic stuff.

Thanks again Matrix geekers, tweakers and all around improvement audio seekers. This stuff is great.

Hey SDH, ever since you showed me that search tip I've been following you around in the Archive MTX world. Spot on fella, thanks for the info. I'm loving every minute of this.

Star Rating based on Audio Quality.

4 Star Performance for early 80's.
Reviewer: SomeDarkHollow - - September 19, 2008
Subject: What can you say, other than DAMNNNNNNN?

Sound is top-notch and the show, especially the second set, blows the roof off the place. If you take some time, sit back and hit play you WILL be happy.
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Source: Taper: Danny Thompson; Editing: Joe D'Amico; Akg C460B > Preamp Ck61 Uls > Uher Cr240; Master Tapes > Nak Dragon > Korg Mr-1000 > Adobe Audition CS6 > Traders Little Helper; Recorded Front Row Dead Center Right Behind Soundboard (note: this source was originally seeded with a corrupt track 305 represented by the alt-md5 checksum; a fixed version now circulates)
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Source: Schoeps CMC34 (ORTF Cardiod) -> Oade Mic Preamp -> Monster M1000 Jumper -> Panasonic sv255.
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Source: Nakamichi CM-300 x2 > Cassette Master (Sony TCD5M/Maxell UDII C-90) Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) > Korg MR-1000 (1-bit/5.6MHz) > Audiogate (1-bit/5.6MHz > 24-bit/96KHz) > Soundforge 9.0 (edits) > flac24
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Source: Neuman KM 140's>DAT(48kHz)
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Source: OTS AUD: Nakamichi CM300/CP4 shotguns > patched thru one D5 > Sony TC-D5M > Sony ES-Metal 90's, with no Dolby.